Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Still here...

I know it's been a while since I last posted. I have a deadline in Nov. and a deadline in Dec. that fall pretty close together, so I'm in a bit of a crunch to address both and get everything done.

That being said, I have learned a lot this years about time managing and scheduling, LOL!

I'm almost done with THE HOUR OF DUST & ASHES, (Charlie #3). Some days I feel really great about this book, and others I feel like every scene is BLAH. Like that phone voice in Charlie Brown, just a bunch of WA WA WA WA WA.... And then I'll find myself falling into it and two hours pass before I even realize it. And I know those scenes are good ones.

Having sold a few books now, I can say that it doesn't get any easier (quite frankly the first book I sold, having had it written before having an agent or a publisher was the easiest of the three). I still worry that every book I turn in is crap, that no one will like it, and my career is over. The level of worry is different with each one. And I have come to a better place as far as letting negative outside things affect me. But, internally, there is still the usual angst and worry... I'm starting to accept that too and realize that those emotions are good -- they fuel the fire to make me try my hardest every single time.

So maybe all that stress makes for a good book! Let's hope. If that's the case, this one should be AMAZING! ;-) Anyway, I might be a litte scarce from here until Dec... But I'll pop in here and there....

Kelly out.

Monday, October 11, 2010

ARC giveaway

Kelly Keaton is giving away an ARC of her upcoming young adult novel, DARKNESS BECOMES HER, over at A Life Bound by Books. Please stop by and check out her Haunted Halloween post and enter to win! ;-)

Monday, October 04, 2010

More Charlie!

Very excited to be able to share this news! Pocket books and my fabulous editor have decided to published two more books in the Charlie Madigan series. Book 3, THE HOUR OF DUST & ASHES is slated for summer 2011, and the 4th should come the following summer (2012). Of course, these things can change, but right now this is how it looks!

Hopefully, I'll be able to share a short blurb about 'Hour' very soon! Lots of interesting things happening in this story and the title fits very, very well (thanks to my editor for the title brainstorming phone call!!).